A forgotten man recalled

A shot from The Man Who Lived Twice
A shot from The Man Who Lived Twice

A MEETING in 1930s Manhattan between a legendary actor and a long-forgotten playwright is the scenario for The Man Who Lived Twice, a new drama coming to town later this month.

The play, by Garry Robson, focuses on an encounter between a young John Gielgud and paralysed, blind dramatist Edward Shelton in his penthouse apartment in 1936.

See The Man Who Lived Twice at Cumbernauld Theatre on Saturday, March 24. Tickets are £9/£7, or £5 for under 18s. Box office – 01236 732887.

To read the interview with the shows director, Alison Peebles, see this week’s Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle - on sale now!